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Checkering Files

Discussion in 'Filework' started by John Noon, Mar 17, 2021.

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would you buy a 10 LPI file

  1. Interested - flat

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  2. Interested - half round

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  3. No Thank you

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  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Putting out feelers for those who use checkering files.

    Would you be interested in purchasing a checkering file with 10 lines per inch?
    works out to 4 lines per centimeter.

    Nice and course for a thumb rest on the back of a knife.

    Posting here only for now but feel free to share the information.
     
  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    John I’ve been looking at 20LPI for the longest time. I don’t think you can even get those in a half-round. So for :poop and giggles I think I would be interested in a 10LPI halfround. Possibly the flat too to be honest, I’m going to take a gander at a visual representation of 10LPI.

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  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    20 LPI is an easy one 20 LPI checkering file

    checkering or pillar files are normally flat but I also asked about half round as a possibility
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Yeah that’s the flat ones I’ve been looking at, they have a good reputation.:beer:


    Edit: John is 10LPI even in production? I’ve not been able to find a single reference, even on the rifle stock forums. I saw a couple of guys talking 16LPI. But even a couple commented 10LPI doesn’t exist, granted some of those posts are 10-15 years old lol.
     
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  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    10 LPI does not exist and the ones who claim to have them actually have a 10 line per centimeter file. Sales guys mess that up

    I am trying to get quotes on production as we chat
     
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  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Available from a Saskatchewan company

    FORNEY WELDING EQUIPMENT & SUP
    ATT. GERANT GENERAL
    140 - 5TH AVENUE EAST
    S4N 5A1 REGINA

    Phone: 001 306 569 9083
    Fax: 001 3065653177

    mike.forney@accesscomm.ca
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I have a 20LPI Grobet I got from Amazon for some ungodly price. It's a pretty good spacing for grip, but not as much for cleaning. Food will get in there and you'd need a old toothbrush or something to clean in the grooves.

    It's for this sanitary reason I don't do jimping on kitchen knives. Food safety you know. I see some brute de forge kitchen knives and wonder if anyone is going to clean all those grooves.

    I would like one day something with a lower count. In the meantime, I can always use a needle file to make the individual lines and hope I get the spacing correct.
     
  9. Griff

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    The internet is very confused over the designation on these files. 20LPI is referred to as 00 and 000 depending on the site, with extra course being the description for both. I would think that this 15LPI I found is 000 and extra extra course ha!

    The LP1136 model number on the Australian sites’ Vallorbe file I can’t find anywhere else, not even the official Vallorbe site, all seem to have a LP1166 designation with 20LPI as their coarsest.
     
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    dancom Dust Maker

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    I was under the impression that 000 was the coarsest and 6 was the finest.

    000 = extra, extra coarse
    00 = extra course
    0 = coarse
    1, 2...6 = ultra fine.

    It's like they had to add the extra zeros as an afterthought. Also like shotguns and wire where smaller numbers are bigger. What a dumb setup.

    I believe mine is a 00 which is great for spine work.

    Edit: Wanted add this link to KMS tools PDF on files. They do not mention 000, rather 00 is the coarsest.

    Dan
     
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